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Back to School 

“Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted.” 

                             – Dr. Seuss

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” 

               – Albert Einstein

“Tough times never last, tough people do.” 


Read A Book Day 

September 6

“People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.” – Saul Bellow

 “Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.”           

               – Louis L’Amour

 “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”        – P.J. O’Rourke

“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” 

                 – Paul Sweeney

Labor Day – September 7

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” 

                          – Aristotle

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity.”

 – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” 

               – Oprah Winfrey

“I learned the value of hard work by working hard.”             

              – Margaret Mead

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” 

 – Ralph Waldo Emerson

National Grandparents Day – September 13

“A grandparent is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.” 

                       – Unknown

“What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars worth of pleasure.”    – Gene Perret

“Have children while your parents are still young enough to take care of them.”              – Rita Rudner

“Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.” 

                  – Doug Larson

“If mom says no, ask grandma. If grandma says no… Who are we kidding? Grandma never says no.” 

                       – Unknown

“Grandmothers are better than CSI. They know you did it, they know how you did it, and they can hear you trying to hide the evidence.”   – Unknown

National Hispanic Heritage Month  

September 15 – October 15

“We are human beings. And no matter how bad things are and no matter how limiting things are, we can always be creative.”

            – Luis J. Rodriguez

“Don’t be told something is impossible. There’s always a way.” 

Robert Rodriguez

“My mother gave me one piece of advice that stuck with me. She said don’t forget where you came from.”

                 – Eva Longoria

“As people of color, we have a potent power – and a responsibility – to change events around us, not just professionally, but spiritually and politically as well.”       – Michelle Herrera Mulligan

Rosh Hashanah 

 September 18

“When you look into your heart as the New Year starts, may you discover a new sense of possibility, a new belief in the gifts you have to share, and a renewed commitment to your faith and your dreams.”

May this New Year be filled with health and happiness, and sweet moments for you and your family. 

    – L’shanah Tovah!

International Talk Like a Pirate Day 

 September 19

“When I told my three-year old we couldn’t go out again, she asked if it was because of the corona pirates. I said, ‘Yes.’”

      – @drsarahjwhite

Heave Ho – Put your back into to it

Pillage – Rob or plunder

Savvy? – Do you understand or do you agree?

Thar she blows! – When you see a whale

Scallywag – mild insult akin to rapscallion or rogue

Hornswaggle – to defraud or cheat out of money or belongings

Scurvy dog – the pirate is talking directly to you with mild insult

Cleave him to the brisket – to cut across the chest, from one shoulder to the lower abdomen 

Dead men tell no tales – phrase indicating to leave no survivors

Seadog – old pirate or sailor

Old Salt – an experienced sailor

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! – the exhortation of discontent or disgust

First Day of Autumn 

 September 22

“Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.” 

                  – Delia Owens

“It’s the first day of autumn! A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves!”     – Winne the Pooh

“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.”      – Samuel Butler 

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